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Semi-Scale Coupler Boxes

Resin Car Works announces a new part! These are cast resin, semi-scale coupler boxes designed to work with the Kadee #158 whisker semi-scale coupler. These HO scale parts can be used to upgrade your freight car models. These are the same coupler boxes that were included in the 2017 RPM Chicagoland gift that folks have been asking about.

Check out the Resin Car Works Decals and Parts page for more details and ordering information.

Adapting Kadee brake components


Bill Welch has adapted the HO scale Kadee┬ábrake gear and brake wheel detail parts to use in updating other models. Here’s Bill with his techniques.

I have known for awhile now that Kadee sells their assembled brake gear and wheel part direct to consumers. A phone call was recently placed to Sam Clark at Kadee and I ordered a variety of their parts even though I was not sure how I would attach them to models. I know Detail Associates offers brake wheel and gears but they are getting hard to find and they are not a finely rendered as the Kadee parts.

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Workbench Wednesday

Shapeways printed HO scale Klasing brake wheels.

We kick off a new blog feature with this photo. Every now and then an image will show up on Wednesday for a look at something on our workbench. The photo could be for an upcoming kit, or model progress by one of our RCW minions, or something cool we found, like these Klasing brake wheels on Shapeways.